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Thanksgiving food
Plimouth Plantation in Plymouth

Pilgrims' progress

Turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie weren't always the stars of our Thanksgiving tables, but even the earliest settlers enjoyed a good, long feast

By Emily Schwab
Globe Correspondent / November 21, 2005

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PLYMOUTH -- The holiday table has not always been this varied. That is, it didn't boast the array of popular dishes such as green bean casserole, Jello-O molds, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and candied sweets (no marshmallows, either). What started as a harvest feast in 1621 -- when English settlers and members of the native Wampanoag tribe of Patuxet, now called ... (Full article: 788 words)

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